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Trang (ตรัง)

Thai. Name of a province (map) and its capital city in the south of Thailand, 828 kms from Bangkok with a population of about 50,000. In Malay Trang means ‘dawn’, and possibly refers to the fact that merchant vessels from Malaysia used to arrive at this harbour at daybreak. Another source however states that this province was formerly called Thab Thiang but changed its name into Trangkhapura, City of Waves, due to its role and location on the coast. Its present day name is an abbreviation of this. The province has nine amphur and one king amphur. See also Trang data file.